Anyone with a dog will know that they become part of the family. From the thumping of paws as they excitedly run to greet you when you return home, to relaxing evenings with your pup sprawled out on the couch next to you, they really are our best friends. And, when they pass away, it can be absolutely devasting.
Emma McNulty is a dog owner who recently felt the heartbreak of unexpectedly losing her beloved pooch, Millie.
As anyone would be, the eighteen-year-old was grief-ridden and opted to take a day off work on the grounds of compassionate leave. Completely understandable, right? Well, her boss didn't think so, as she's been fired for taking time off work.
She's now taking a stand against employers who refuse to give staff bereavement leave for their pets.
Keep scrolling to read this heartbreaking tale, and to find out what the teen is doing to make a change for other dog owners.